I travelled from mid Sep to mid Oct. Didn't do Chandrataal because it was closed because of snow. Didn't do Kaza - Manali ; extremely risky in a sedan and in any case Kunzum was closed because of snow when I was there. Kaza - Manali is doable in a high GC vehicle anytime that road is open, but this is one of the worst roads in all of India with innumerable water crossings and chances of getting stuck even in a SUV are high.Hi sorry If I had missed in your travelogue. Which month did you travel to Kaza? Whether Kaza Manali was not attempted due to sedan or the road was closed?
I would love to visit Kinnaur and Spiti valley. But thought it would be nice to cover Chandrataal and Kunzum Pass as well.
Which is the best month to drive from Kaza to manali via Kunzum Pass. Maybe a zoomcar Scorpio or any 2WD SUV Ex Chandigarh.
Also can winter Spiti be done via Shimla to Kaza and back in the same route in a 2WD SUV rental car / Public Transport HRTC if going solo?
I thought I had timed the trip well, but then of course anybody who tries to predict nature is doomed to fail. The rains extended and the snow came early. But then, that's the way it goes in the mountains, isn't it. I still had a wonderful trip.Just out of curiousity asking you:
You timed your trip very well during Sept / Oct where the Kaza - Manali is open too and no monsoon rains climbing via Shimla/Manali too. In many other travelogues I'm reading persons doing it in Sedan / Hatchback although risky. Taking a cue out of it did you have remotest of idea back in your mind when you started this journey from Bangalore to do Kaza Manali in your Xcent?
Also you had desire to go to Chandrataal lake but for that you need to cross Kunzum and then taking a diversion from Batal or any road from Losar available?